Monday, April 10, 2006

Cost benefit analysis.

At dinner.

Joby: Why is that I eat 2000 calories per day, and I don't exercise, but yet I don't balloon up?

Me: Because just by living, you expend 2000 calories each day.

Joby: Really?

Me: Yeah. See, a pound is 3500 calories. So let's say you do the elliptical machine for 20 minutes each day and burn 100 calories. Then after 35 days, you would lose one pound.

Joby: I am never exercising again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

20 minutes on an eliptical machine will typically burn much more than 100 calories and it is a pound of fat that has equivalent energy to 3500 calories, usually if you burn off 3500 calories you will loose much more than a pound of body tissue and even more water weight.